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Nov 2, 2012 12:00am PDT
almost all competitive under five points so while it does narrowly favor president obama right now, keep in mind, these are all very competitive states, three, four points. >> woodruff: and, margaret, to that point and the point you were making a minute ago,hat is it that the obama folks feel they need to do in these final days? >> if today is a road map for the next few days, what they feel they need to do is return to the high ground, so th speak. today you did not here a lot of rom indonesia, you heard a lot of "look at the storm, this is what we can do -- romnesia" we need to hold hands and buckle down. they want that to be the message and for president obama to be able to clo the final days of this race with him saying i'm tyour president and i will continue to be a presidere and bring everyone together. he would love to return to thati hope and change message. he hasn't been able to do so in recent weeks because they were weakenedrom a position. this allows them make that transition and they'll take it. >> woodruff: well, we hear you both. you guys willtcbe wahing from now un
PBS
Oct 27, 2012 5:00am PDT
whole picture. the reality is the economic indicators right now are mixed. and you have a new obama ad on the air that's trying to ature the ones that tre positive in e order to increase the likelihood that you think about those as you ask whether or not the country is better off now than it would've been, h obama not been president. we were in a deep recession. nd president obama's having the difficulty of having to make the argument that, "things are better than they would have been, had i not done w t i have done." but they're still not what they ought ve be. and that's a tough case for the incumbent. and governor romney's exploiting it every inch of the way. >> my favoritghwhopper was when paul ryan said that the reason r that they don't want to say how they will change the loopholes is because they'll be attacked. people will say mean things about them. and that democrats and republicans won't be able to work together. "joe biden is partisan buton, paul ryan, know what real bipartisanship is all about." this from the most ruthless, relentless, disciplined right wing unified fro
PBS
Oct 26, 2012 11:00pm PDT
happened in the last couple of years a movement toward the center. i thi of it as obama negotiating with himself with an intransigent right which used a its power to hold the country hostage, rather than finding common ground. >> so, let's talk about what you did and didn't learn. you've watched the four debates now. do you have any idea of how governor romney would manage to cut income tax rates by 20% o without increasing the deficit? or which tax deductions he would eliminate? or specifically, how he's goin to create the 12 million jobs he's promised? or what barack obama's going to do in his second term? do you have any sense of that? >> well, in the case the 12 million jobs, as we know, you don't have to do anything and you'll get 12 million jobs. any number of economists and moody's analytics have pr ticted that simply by keeping present policies in place, 12 million jobs will be created over that period. so it's not much of a boast. as for the tax policy, my guess is that he doesn't know and he c is just saying things. he has said he wants to cut taxes -- rates by 20%. and i belie
PBS
Oct 28, 2012 9:00pm PDT
at th prestious harvard law review, obama's bridge building had won over many of the publication's conservative members.ou >> the people on the right really liked barack. even if at the end of the day he disagreed, they thought that he treated them with respect and they thought that many of the liberal and left students did not. >> i've worked at the supreme court, i've worked at the white house, i've been in washington now for almost 20 years, and the bitterest politics i've ever seen in terms of it getting personal and nasty was on the harvard law review. >> narrator: brad berenson was a member of the conservative federalist society. one day, he and his associates would help run the bush administration. >> the conservatives on the harvard law school campus at that time were severely outnumbered. >> narrator: inside the toxic environment of the law review, obama's affinity for the politically conservative students surprised his black associates. >> i don't know why at the time he was able to communicate so well with them, even spend social time with them, which was not something i
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Oct 27, 2012 12:00am PDT
probably a slight romney favorite right now, the state numbers like ohio, and obama favored. and i don't know too many experienced political hands whoxpect that to continue, that you get at this junction between xphe national numbers and some of these swing state numbers. usually they come toeether. it's possible that if say romney gets a plurality or a majority of 50.6, it's possible to see him losing the eltoral college. if he's upl over 51 or 52, it's hard to reconcila twoa or three point win with an electoral loss. numbers have got to be pretty close. >> because the two are more likely to go in tandem is what you are saying. >> yeah, it's a crazy stem. and david and i can have thatebate. the electoral college is -- >> we can talk about that next. >> yes, in the off season. but let's understand this. there is a republican advantage in ohio. ohio is more republican than the nation. and internally, this one democratic statewide office holder, democratic senator share odd brown, all the others are held by republicans. republicans have strong majorities in both houses of the legisla
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Oct 31, 2012 12:00am PDT
past how easy it is mishandle and as a result we'e seeing a much better handling of it right now for w president obama and fr mitt romney and in general from some of the other politicians we've seen on tv and oth o places. i think this is one of the few situations, unfortunately, where basic human decency and good olitics dos tail. the best thing you can do as a political candidate right now is to appear to care more about what's going on on the ground with people who are suffering than you do about your own t election. ideally that's motivated by a real feeling there rather than simply showing it but certainly politicians have learnd lessons from past generations w have seemed insensitive. >> ifill: it's fair to say a lot of thought goes into how to walk that tight rope, how to turn a campaign event into a relief event or how to take an extra day off thetrail. absolutely an a trying toy gauge just what will make you look sensitive without making you look political in looking sensitive. i mean there's a lot of stage craft that goes into politics. that is what campaign professionanand e
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Nov 3, 2012 12:00am PDT
better." >> he said he was going to lower the unemployment rate down to 5.2% right now, and today we learn it's actually 7.9%, and that's nine million jobs short of what he promised. unemployment is higher today than when barack obama took office. >> brown: what's more, romney warned, sticking with the sresident's economic polic will guarantee gridlock and worse. >> unless we cnge course, we may be looking at another recession. you can choose real changeng you know that if the president is re-elected, he will still be unable to work with the people in congress. he has ignored them, aacked them, blamed them. the debt ceiling wilcome up again, and shutdown and default will be threatened, chilling the economy.p >> brown: in turn, mr. obama accused his opponent of trying to scare voters overerir economic futures. he pointed to a romney ad running in ohio that charges jeep is shipping jobs to china. >> you've got folks who work at the jeep plant who've been calling their employers worried, asking, "is it true? are our jobs birng shipped to china?"bs and the reason they've been making thes
PBS
Nov 2, 2012 6:30pm PDT
is everything in life, right? i mean, certainly the obama administration would have wanted to see these relatively strong job numbers three months ago because the standard sort of political wisdom is that you needabout six months ab job improvement for people to actually feel better and for t incumbent to benefit. ws is coming a little late for the president. it's ironic, whoever wins is going to inherit an improvingth job market. >> tom: of course it comes plenty of early voting already under way across the united states. in washington, d.c. tonight, it's our bureau. chief, darren gersh. >> reporter: thanks, tom. >> tom: still ahead, the new york city marathon is cancelled. what it means for advertisers of this world class event. that encouraging employment report didn't do much for stocks on wall street. stocks oped higher, but sellers took over.d the dow closed down 139 points, the nasdaq lost almost 38 points, the s&p closed off 13. for the week, the dow fell 0.1%. the nasdaq was down 0.2%. the s&p gained 0.2% this week. we'll talk more about the marts a little later in the pr
PBS
Nov 1, 2012 12:00am PDT
heon even opposes a clean energy tax credit for wind. obama, i think, is just misreading the polls entirely. the latest pollingt shows that - i think ken is right. when global warming becomes local that the public comes concerned about it. that's why the polls in the last two years have shown the public increasingly concerned and this is particularly true of independent voters also. they are i very concernry about their local pollution but also the extreme weather that they've been seeing. who could miss $14 billion extreme weather disasters in this country last year and over $7 this year. everyone sees the weather is going crazy and it's affecting them. it's not going to be affecting distant people in a distant land a distant time from now. it's happening here and now. >> suarez: joseph romm, kenneth green, gentlemen, thank you both. >> thank you. >> thank you. >> suarez: we've rounded up all of our reporting on these issues on our "coping with climate change" pagen our web site. take a look.n >> ifill: and we turn to the final days of the presidential ntest. among the key states
PBS
Nov 3, 2012 1:00pm PDT
he's not going to be activist on that issue. you're right about the issue of obama care for a lot of women. birth fontrol is an economic s issue. and that's one of the things democrats have brought out in the last couple of weeks. have to ask n, we you on issues question, with ala of the money being spent for all of these seats, is there any issue you a just said it was mostly about money, i guess. >> i think it's a reflection of the national campaigns. i think we're having a national discussion about health care, we're having a national dits cushion about budget priorities. you have a congress and a president, whoever that president is, facing this fiscal cliff, as they are talking about in washington. so, you are hearing that a lot on the congressional level. i want to roll back, if i can, s to the state ballot measures, because i do think that the most fascinating dynamic, to me, out of this ballot measure cpaign has been jerry brown'spa continl lobbying about not so much about what's great about prop 30, but what's bad if it fails. we've seen in polling and youat talk to people t
PBS
Nov 3, 2012 12:30pm PDT
governor christie, was appreciating the centralized femaand reorganized fema under the obama administration. >> i'd like to point out fethat mayor bloomberg didn't say it was only on the issue of climate change. he mentioned reproductive rights and pro choice and i think there was another issue.s this was a reason -- he pointed out that governor romney had taken reasonable positions in the past, which he -d apparently abandoned. >> this is an excellent point. it was also, you know, a rejection of romney. >> who cares? >> who cares about the mayor of new york? he's a big deal in new york, nationally, chris christie is better known. august -- all bloomberg is known for is the >> okay. where's mitt? >> at a subsequent interview, the governor took a question from fox reporter steve doocy. >> is there any possibility that governor romney may go to new jersey to tour some of the damage with you? >> i have ea, nor am i the least bit concerned or interested. >> what do you make of that? >> that's a backhand to mitt romney. that was, and it's very tough, quite frankly, it's gratuitous
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